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Extended Term Consultant: Health/Nutrition/Population – Devex

Posted: March 11, 2021 at 6:47 am

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E T Consultant

Job #: req11215Organization: World BankSector: Health/Nutrition/PopulationGrade: EC1Term Duration: 1 year 0 monthsRecruitment Type: Local RecruitmentLocation: Washington, DC,United StatesRequired Language(s): EnglishPreferred Language(s): Spanish, FrenchClosing Date: 3/22/2021 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit http://www.worldbank.org.

The vision of the WBG is the eradication of extreme poverty by reducing the number of people living on less than US$1.25 a day to 3 percent by 2030, and the promotion of shared prosperity by fostering income growth of the bottom 40 percent in each country. To achieve that vision, in 2013 the WBG Board of Governors approved a strategy for the organization. The strategy leverages the combined strength of the WBG institutions and their ability to partner with the public and private sectors to deliver customized development solutions backed by finance, world class knowledge and convening services. On July 1, 2014, the WBG launched the architecture underpinning the strategy and instrumental to its success: the new fourteen Global Practices and five Cross-Cutting Solution Areas that, in concert with the WBG regions, will design solutions to address clients most pressing developmental challenges, and ultimately, enable the WBG to meet its twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. The Global Practices perform the following functions:

Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Global Practice Context

The central contribution of the HNP Global Practice to the World Banks twin goals is to enable the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), in which all people are effectively covered by essential health services, and nobody suffers undue financial hardship as a result of illnesses. In the quest for UHC, the HNP Global Practice is building on progress made in the framework of the Millennium Development Goals, an array of analytical and advisory services, strategic partnerships with partner institutions and other financing agencies, and an active lending portfolio. The HNP Global Practice includes staff members in Washington, DC and many country offices. World Bank COVID-19 MPA

The World Bank Group (WBG) has acted quickly and decisively to support developing countries health response. In March 2020, at the onset of the pandemic, the Board of Executive Directors approved US$6 billion from IDA /IBRD and US$6 billion from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for the Banks Fast Track COVID-19 Facility (FTCF). The Board approved the COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Program utilizing the Multiphase Programmatic Approach (the Global COVID-19 MPA) under the FTCF to support countries to prevent, detect and treat patients and strengthen systems for public health preparedness. This was part of the WBG COVID-19 crisis support of up to US$160 billion by June 2021 to help countries address the social and economic impacts of the pandemic. The Bank in October 2020 also approved an additional US$12 billion in Additional Financing (AF) to the Global COVID-19 MPA to help developing countries provide affordable and fair access to vaccines for low-and middle-income countries. In this context, the program is seeking to hire an Extended Term Consultant (ETC) with a strong epidemiological, clinical background to support the HNPGP and the MPA and the MPA-AF team.


The EOC is supporting World Banks HNP-wide efforts, including the MPA, to support countries in responding to COVID-19, scale up delivery of COVID-19 tools (including therapeutics, diagnostics, and vaccines), and to strengthen the health system. The primary focus of the ETC will be to support the task tam on various activities pertaining to COVID-19 response and recovery, including assisting on World Banks engagement with the Access To Covid-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) Health System Connector - to organize virtual knowledge exchanges, workshops, drafting policy notes. The ETC will also support the task team in various analytical tasks.

Duties and Accountabilities:

The ET consultant will undertake the following responsibilities:

The ETC will formally report to the Practice Manager for Strategy, Operations and Global Engagement. On a day to day basis, the ETC will work under the direction of the TTL for PHRD and Health System Resilience work.

Selection Criteria

The five WBG Core Competencies for all staff: https://bit.ly/2kbIA7O.

Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.

We are not a bank in the common sense; we are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 188 member countries: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA).

Each institution plays a different but collaborative role in advancing the vision of inclusive and sustainable globalization. The IBRD aims to reduce poverty in middle-income and creditworthy poorer countries, while IDA focuses on the world's poorest countries.

Their work is complemented by that of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Together, we provide low-interest loans, interest-free credits and grants to developing countries for a wide array of purposes that include investments in education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture and environmental and natural resource management.

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